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Program Pathways

Pathways represent the different entry points that students can take to earn their desired degree. Students must select a pathway according to educational and/or field experience. 

The Master of Science with a major in Nursing Program offers two Pathways for all emphasis areas based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.

Admission Criteria

RN (ADN) Pathway

This pathway is designed for students who have met one of the following criteria:

  • Student has an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN)
  • Student is currently working toward an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) and will complete it before the last semester of the Online Program
  • Student has a Registered Nurse License in good standing

This pathway is not for students who already have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree.

The ADN Pathway is a 48 credit hour program which results in both BSN and MS degrees. However, students must obtain their RN License and complete 2,000 hour (1 year full-time) experience during their pathway to successfully reach completion of Online Program.

Admissions Criteria

BSN Pathway

The BSN Pathway is designed for students who have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree. This pathway is a 55 credit hour graduate program which results in an Master of Science with a major in Nursing degree.

There are higher admissions requirements for this pathway as a graduate field of study. 

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